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Welcome to Spencer ...

The town of Spencer is located in Van Buren County<1> and is the County Seat for Van Buren County.

The location of Spencer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spencer has a population of 1,686 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Spencer.

Spencer is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Spencer (for example, toward Spring City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Spencer is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 1,686 people. This is an increase of 5.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 1,601 people (or 28.86% of the total population of Van Buren County). This makes Spencer the county's most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,601 people, the population of Spencer decreased 6.54% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,713 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spencer.

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Spencer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spencer.

Communities near Spencer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spencer.

  • Clarktown [White County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarktown
    • Clarktown [White County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarktown
  • Smyrna [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2014: 45,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
  • McMinnville [Warren County]
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    • McMinnville [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,776 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinnville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMinnville<6>
  • Sparta [White County]
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    • Sparta [White County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Spencer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sopha [Van Buren County] - Historic
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      • Sopha [Van Buren County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sopha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newton [Cumberland County]
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      • Newton [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,968 people
      • Newton has also been known as:
      • Peay
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    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
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      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<6>
    • Doyle [White County]
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      • Doyle [White County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Spencer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyle
    • Young Bend [DeKalb County]
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      • Young Bend [DeKalb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Estimated population in 2014: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Bend
    • Sweetgum [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetgum
      • Sweetgum [Van Buren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Spencer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetgum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetgum

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spencer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spencer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spencer. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spencer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spencer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spencer ...

Looking for more information about Spencer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spencer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spencer.

Adding Spencer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spencer in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Spencer was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Spencer in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spencer on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spencer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Van Buren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spencer.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spencer) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpencerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7391, Longitude: -85.4556       In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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